Reconnecting America's Abigail Thorne-Lyman, the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, will be in Los Angeles on april 25 for a meeting of the California Community Foundation's Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities Initiative.
Reconnecting America's Abigail Thorne-Lyman, the director of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development, will be participating in a two-day TOD Business Plan Work Session in Sacramento on April 29-30. The purpose of the meeting will be to ensure a shared understanding of TOD, affordable housing, equitable TOD; understand current initiatives in the region around transit connectivity, compact growth, and equity, and other relevant concepts, and how they result to the objectives of this work; review current financing tools; and feed this information into next steps in the project.
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) has been embraced around the country as a means to achieve sustainability goals, including reduced auto dependency and traffic congestion, as well as improved economic competitiveness. However, the process of actually implementing TOD varies based on a variety of physical, economic, and market conditions.
With many cities and regions throughout the nation expanding public transportation options, how can communities advocate strategically for equitable Transit-Oriented-Development (TOD) as they work - often for the first time − with transit agencies, local elected officials, developers and land use planning staff?